Newspaper: Behind the Scenes
Shows the San Jose Mercury News of 1970 in all elements of production. Briefly shows the IBM 1130 mainframe computer (http://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/1130/1130_intro.html)
Run time 15 min.Producer Carroll FilmsSponsor Andrew LowdAudio/Visual sound, color
May 3, 2011
Old newspaper iron
Essential "factory tour" overview of the printing of a newspaper in the 1970s. Everything from the computers (IBM mainframe) to the packing machine at the end is massive and unashamedly metallic.
Two things to note: The number of people doing essentially unskilled labor (pushing paper around, filling a truck, etc.) and the number of times you swear the piece of equipment being featured will take someones head off in a second.